At Summers-Knoll we strive to move away from the traditional teacher in front of the class. The children learn by going out into the community, learn from each other, and learn from people from the community coming to them.
The first teachers of the day on Friday were the 5th and 6th graders. They presented historical battle maps. They told us about the battles the maps depicted, as well as the techniques they used to make the maps look ancient.
In the afternoon, a bird came to Art class to assist in teaching the children. The bird was accompanied by to people from the Bird Center, an organization that rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned bird. The children got to learn about birds and had a close up look at a bird. They did drawings of the visitor.